Can`cel*ier" (?), v. i. [F. chanceler, OF. canseler, to waver, orig. to cross the legs so as not to fall; from the same word as E. cancel.] Falconry

To turn in flight; -- said of a hawk.

[Obs.]

Nares.

He makes his stoop; but wanting breath, is forced To cancelier. Massinger.

 

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Can`cel*ier" (?), Can"cel*eer (?), n. Falconry

The turn of a hawk upon the wing to recover herself, when she misses her aim in the stoop.

[Obs.]

The fierce and eager hawks, down thrilling from the skies, Make sundry canceliers are they the fowl can reach. Drayton.

 

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